Arts Conservatory

PLAYWRIGHTS SOUTH in conjunction with
the Hapeville Arts Conservatory
Is seeking new play submissions for an upcoming new play reading series.
          A play does not begin to come alive until it is read aloud.  Playwrights South is providing an opportunity for playwrights to hear their work read aloud onstage.
          Our goal is to create a community for playwrights to gather in a nurturing environment.  The play reading is free and open to the public.

Submission Details:
The following will be accepted:
10-Minute Plays, One-Act Plays; Full -Length Plays
All Plays must be properly formatted in a traditional play script format.  Plays that are e-mailed should be sent in PDF form.
Plays will receive a staged reading with audience feedback at the playwright’s request.
Plays can be Mailed / Delivered /E-mailed to the following address:
Playwrights South
c/o Hapeville Arts Conservatory
Hapeville First United Methodist Church
3510 Atlanta Avenue
Hapeville, Georgia  30354
DEADLINE:  Plays must be Mailed, E-mailed or Postmarked by March 31, 2020
Play Reading will take place on April 25, 2020
Questions?  Contact Andrea at 213-399-9568


The Hapeville Arts Conservatory is a project of Hapeville First United Methodist Church to grow the arts and artists in the cities of Hapeville, East Point, College Park, and Atlanta.
To achieve this, we partner with local arts professionals and provide them space and support they need to practice their art. We work with local schools to provide low-cost after-school programs, with home school providers to offer extra circular art engagement and with adults to play an active role in the arts. Our goal is to produce plays, recitals, concerts, and entertainment with the students and adults who participate in our programs.

Join the Hapevie Arts Conservatory in the production if the Jungle Book.   
River Arts Productions is collaborating with The Hapeville Arts Conservatory at the Hapeville First United Methodist Church to create this unique and vital contribution to the children of our community.


Private lessons are taught weekly based on the instructor's schedule. Currently, lessons are offered on Sundays. 

Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts lessons are taught either privately or as a group through the production of a play. Concepts covered:

. Stage Presence
. Stage Directions
. Acting Methods
. Diction and enunciation
. Lighting
. Props
. Staging
. Sets
. Choreography
. Voice/Singing
. Makeup

Musical Arts
Private music and voice lessons are taught under the direction of Nathan Trivers and sponsored by Hapeville First United Methodist Church.

Lessons Options include:

. Guitar
. Piano
. Voice
. Drums

Other options being added. Please let us know what instrument or music topic you would like to learn about.​​
Drum Lessons
Drum lessons, from beginner to advanced, 30-minute lessons for $30.00, each Sunday, openings at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30. 1-hour lessons are also available at $60.00 per hour. Please contact the church to get your lessons rolling.

The instructor, Jonathan Mills is an active jazz musician, percussionist, and educator based in Atlanta, GA. He attended Georgia State University and earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies in 2015. He performs at the Jeans and Jazz Worship Experience at Hapeville First UMC frequently as well as the monthly Jazz on the Lawn Concerts.


  1. John Christian
    John Christian
    Creative Consultant
  2. Jeff Ballaro
    Jeff Ballaro
  3. Nathan Trivers
    Nathan Trivers
    Music Arts Instructor
  4. Jonathon Mills
    Jonathon Mills
    Drums Instructor
  5. Bradley Naccari
    Bradley Naccari
    Set Designer
  6. J.R. Atkins
    J.R. Atkins